May 15, 2013
NTT Docomo Inc., the nation's largest mobile phone carrier, and LINE Corp., a free voice call and messaging application provider, announced on May 15 that they have agreed to a ...
April 29, 2013
Writing a novel may now become as simple as exchanging e-mails on one's smartphone. The "Yaritori Book Store" app, released April 2, lets users assemble their e-mail...
April 20, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea--No red carpet. No sleek limousines dropping off celebrities dressed to impress.
April 15, 2013
Users of Japan’s first smartphone-controlled toilet can simply touch their screens to flush, adjust bidet functions, change seat temperatures and even keep a “diary” of...
April 04, 2013
As personal computer and tablet screens grow in size, so does the market for them.
March 09, 2013
Toy manufacturer Tomy Co. on March 28 will begin selling a device that cleans grease and fingerprints from the screens of smartphones and tablet computers.
March 01, 2013
Honda Motor Co. announced on March 1 plans to upgrade advance notification functions such as tsunami warnings for the Internavi LINC for Honda automobile owners in Japan and...
February 24, 2013
Smartphones and athletic shoes with built-in sensors are changing the way we enjoy sports. Cutting-edge digital technology can now analyze a runner’s speed and distance and...
February 22, 2013
In an emergency away from a hospital, physicians can access a patient's medical records and even X-rays on their tablet computer or smartphone, thanks to a new Fujitsu Ltd....
February 19, 2013
NTT Docomo Inc. said Feb. 19 it will start sales in June in France of a redesigned version of the Raku-Raku (easy-easy) Smart Phone F-12D, targeted at seniors.
February 18, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea--LG Electronics Inc. said on Feb. 18 its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week before hitting shelves in ...
February 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL--It was the late Steve Jobs' worst nightmare.
February 07, 2013
Japanese police are increasingly concerned about perverts using special smartphone applications to silently snap photos up women's skirts.
January 15, 2013
A short anime series featuring stamp mascot characters from the popular smartphone app "Line" premiered on Jan. 8 at 1:30 a.m. on TV Tokyo.
January 10, 2013
NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced Jan. 10 its development of the Smartphone for Juniors SH-05E, an entry-level model for upper elementary and junior high school students that will go...
December 28, 2012
Fujitsu Ltd. plans to release smartphones outside Japan in 2013 for the first time by targeting senior citizens with user-friendly devices.
December 27, 2012
Toshiba Corp. wants to give photographers taking snapshots with smartphones and tablets a second chance to refocus the image even after they've taken the photo.
November 29, 2012
SEOUL, South Korea--Park Jung-in, an 11-year-old South Korean, sleeps with her Android smartphone instead of a teddy bear. When the screen beams with a morning alarm, she wakes ...
November 25, 2012
Itochu Corp. has begun marketing an electronic tagging system that uses smartphone and IC tags to ensure people who fall sick or are injured in a disaster receive speedy...
November 22, 2012
SEOUL--Samsung Electronics Co. is riding high on its spectacular success in the market for smartphones and other mobile products, jumping in quickly to compete against Apple...